Road Signs Part 1 – Mandatory Signs

Editor@Throttle|Updated: April 19, 2017 9:26
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As per a survey conducted by Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India ( HMSI) in January 2017 in 10 Indian cities, it was observed that almost 78 per cent of road users in India do not know almost 50 per cent of the road signs in the country. Throttle Team would like to make our riders more aware on the important road signs and the series on Road Signs begins..

 

Road signs or road markings are the best indicator to the rider. There are so many traffic signs which can be seen on the road and it is very important for a person who is riding to know the exact meaning of these signs.

These signs not only provide the advance information about road conditions ahead but also give orders, warning or guidance to the driver and sometimes they also saves time and help the rider to reach his destination easily.

 
Mandatory Signs

 

Usually mandatory signs are the indicators of the certain law and regulations which needs to be followed in order to avoid traffic jams, includes special obligation, prohibition or restrictions. Violation of these signs may get the driver into a legal offence. Therefore the driver must comply with these signs. Mandatory signs are generally round in shape with red border.


Motor Vehicles Prohibited

This sign is used where entry to all vehicles is not allowed.

Bullock Carts And Hand Carts Prohibited

This sign is used where entry to slow moving vehicles except cycles is prohibited.

 

 

One Way

This sign is used at the entry of one way street

Right Turn Prohibited

This sign is used to indicate entry to right is prohibited

Speed Limit 50

This sign indicates that the speed limit should not exceed 50 km/hr.

 

Overtaking Prohibited

This sign indicates that overtaking is not permitted

Pedestrians Prohibited

This sign is used where entry to pedestrians is prohibited

Trucks Prohibited

This sign is used where entry to trucks is not allowed

Load Limit

This sign is used where entry of vehicles whose load exceeds 5 tonnes is prohibited.

Length Limit

This sign is used where entry to vehicles exceeding length of 10 m is prohibited.

Axle Load Limit

This sign is used where entry of vehicles whose axle load exceeds 4 tonnes is prohibited.

Width Limit

This sign is used where entry of vehicles exceeding width of 2.5 m is prohibited.

Height Limit

This sign is used where entry of vehicles whose height exceeds 3.5 m is prohibited

No Stopping

This sign indicates that you cannot stop for anything except for following traffic rules.

No Entry

This sign indicates that entry to all vehicles is prohibited.

Left Turn Prohibited

This sign is used to indicate entry to left is prohibited

Stop

This sign tell riders to stop before a major roadway

Compulsory Ahead

This sign is used where vehicles must compulsarily move ahead

Compulsory Right

This sign is used where riders need to turn to the right only.

Compulsary Left

This sign is used where riders need to turn to the left only

Compulsory Ahead or Turn Right

This sign is used where riders need to go straight or to the right only

Compulsory Ahead or Turn Left

This sign is used where riders need to go straight or to the right only.

Compulsory Horn

This sign is used where riders need to compulsorily blow horn.

Compulsory Cycle Track

This sign means only cycles can use the road